algerian researcher develops lightweight electric car prototype for urban areas
 

algerian researcher develops lightweight electric car prototype for urban areas

oussama touaba, a researcher at the renewable energy development center (centre de développement des energies renouvelables – CDER) in algiers, has developed lightweight electric car prototype for urban areas. the vehicle has two seats, and two engines with a power of 1.2 kilowatts (equivalent to 1.7 horses) that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 40 km/h. according to its developer, the car benefits from zero CO2 emissions, while, in the future, its power system will be upgraded to run only on solar energy. 

algerian researcher develops lightweight electric car prototype for urban areasvideo screenshot via aps algerie presse service

 

 

CDER researcher oussama touaba’s electric car prototype already holds a patent for invention filed with INAPI, algeria’s national institute of industrial property. the zero-emissions vehicle is a continuation of the researcher’s work, who has already produced a one-seater and three-wheeled car that run on solar energy. in the future, mr. touaba plans to upgrade this car to charge during the day and also run only on solar energy. besides a means of transportation, it will also provide a source of energy for households in the evening. 

the electric vehicle has two seats and two enginesimage courtesy of CDER

 

 

the lightweight vehicle weights around 200 kg, and can provide an economical means of transportation if its batteries are charged from solar panels. mr. touaba estimates the cost of producing the car at around 700.000 algerian dinars, which is about 4.700 euros.

 

algerian researcher develops lightweight electric car prototype for urban areasvideo screenshot via aps algerie presse servicealgerian researcher develops lightweight electric car prototype for urban areasimage courtesy of CDER

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